OH HI THERE COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXPANSION TALK WE’VE MISSED YOU:
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Board Chair David Boren announced Tuesday that the Big 12 Board of Directors has unanimously approved a motion that will allow Bowlsby to begin reaching out to potential candidates for conference expansion. This will include schools that have already contacted the Big 12 to show their interest in being candidates.
This, of course, doesn't mean the Big 12 is going to expand, but it is a critical first step on the journey towards expansion. The next step would be negotiating with 2-4 candidates to see what entry into the conference would look like. That would be followed by formal invitations/acceptances, and lastly by being transitioned into the conference.
(hat tip to our friends at Frogs O’ War for that nice summary of this silliness)
Since it appears that geography won’t be a factor in the decision there is only one question I’d like to ask...
Which B1G school should move to the Big 12?
No I’m not serious. Mostly I want to see if Rutgers is the runaway winner of the poll. And no, I’m not including Minnesota in the list because that would be dumb and I’m going to assign the dumb to other schools.